Back to Pokhari Banjhain, my second home

Written by Jessica Elvins In 2017, I spent 5 months at Maya's Aapswora branch. Last week, I was lucky enough to re-visit my second home. Walking into the school I was greeted by smiling faces and warm welcomes, it felt like I'd never left. During the storms in April, the school unfortunately lost 4 of... Continue Reading →


30 Maya students are learning traditional dances every week-end

Written by Jael Orij  30 Maya students are hitting the dance floor with a bi-weekly dance class. The popular class is held every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. A local dance teacher who is referred to as ‘Guru’, and a choreographer leads the group of students from Grade 4 and higher. Six girls from the... Continue Reading →

Learning English with Yoga

Written by Laura Plunkett I believe that kids learn best while they are having fun and the kids at Maya Universe Academy definitely seemed to have a lot of fun learning English while practicing yoga at the same time. In the classes, a mix of storytelling, songs, games and yoga poses are used. Yoga is... Continue Reading →

A theatrical charade

Written by Eugenie Thieffry As a French drama teacher, I was glad to have the opportunity to conduct a theater workshop with the Nepali students at Maya Universe Academy. The biggest challenge in this was to get the group ready to perform a small play within just two weeks! And with kids who are already... Continue Reading →

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